If you woke up in Russia this morning, you might have thought the world was coming to an end.
Slate reported this morning at about 9:30 local time, a meteorite burned up in the stratosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, east of the Ural mountains. The sonic boom caused by the burning rock reportedly caused over 900 injuries, set off car alarms and shattered windows.
The Russia of Academy of Sciences said in a statement the meteor is estimated to be about 10 tons, and entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 33,000 mph before it shattered about 18-32 miles above the ground.
Check out the videos and images, and go over to Slate for more coverage.
Images from chelyabinsk.ru and zyalt.livejournal.com